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I'm a longtime contributor to MTV, Billboard, Alternative Press and MovieWeb. I've worked as on-air reporter, host, writer and producer for MTV, MSNBC and E!. I have provided opinion and commentary to programs on VH1, IFC, G4, Fuse, Current and Oxygen. I have written for Huffington Post, Premiere, OC Weekly, SFGate.com, NextMovie.com, MTV's television and movie blogs and other publications. I am the founder of Superhero Productions, providing broadcast, online and aftermarket content for a number of clients including Lionsgate, Sony and Warner Bros. I personally handle artist management for a handful of bands. "Ryan Downey has established a history of breaking some good scoops in the last few years, and you could certainly do worse than bookmark [him] to check in on." -- Ain't It Cool

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Billboard: Revolver Awards VIP Report

Johnny Depp stunned the crowd when he joined Marilyn Manson onstage on Wednesday at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards. As thrilling as it was for Depp to be playing guitar on "The Beautiful People" and "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" during a night that saw performances from hard rocking artists like Evanescence and Slash, Revolver Magazine creative director Josh Bernstein said there are still two dream bands they have yet to land for the annual event.

"The first year, we had Ozzy right off the bat. I don't think we would have had a show without him. Having him here was incredible. Last year, Lars [Ulrich] and Robert [Trujillo] from Metallica came. But I want the full bands and I want them performing," he said. "When that happens, that will be pretty good; Metallica and the original Black Sabbath. It's our fifth year next year, too, so it would be a good fifth year celebration. So, if [those two bands] are reading Billboard..."

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